Baxter Buzz

A family Newsletter: Week of November 5th

Popsicles with Principals Friday

Oh my goodness we had some fun Friday afternoon!! All of our students with perfect attendance and no office referrals received a popsicle party with Mr. Rogers and myself! They were all dancing and having a great time with their friends! It was fun to celebrate this accomplishment with them! And I know you had a HUGE part in this so THANK YOU for getting them up and ready and here each and every day!!
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Baxter Family Fun Night!

This is going to be such a wonderful family night so please make plans to attend! The fellowship of family and friends at school is such an important piece and we are excited to get to spend this time together. It will be an event for everyone in the family to enjoy!


And our PTO will be out grilling for everyone so we don't even have to worry about cooking dinner!! This is a Win-Win!!!

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Device Fees

If you have not paid your 2018-2019 device fee, please do so as soon as possible to avoid having to pay full price for any damages that may occur. You can pay at myschoolbucks.com or in the front office. If you are concerned about money, please see Mrs. Pardue in the front office.

Late Students

If your student arrives past 7:45am, a parent or guardian must walk them into the building and check them into school for the day for state reporting purposes. Thank you!
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Golden Nuggets from our Counselor, Mrs. Golden

Feeling angry is a natural human emotion. Quite often it can be a very positive emotion. Good things can sometimes evolve out of anger. But when anger is destructive, when it hurts others, when it is out of control, children need a calm adult to step in and help them gain control over their feelings and actions. Parents can help the angry child by...


  • recognizing what sparks the anger

  • helping the child to recognize early warning signs of anger

  • letting the child know that it is okay to be angry, but that certain ways of acting out anger are inappropriate

  • helping the child discover coping skills to calm himself down (these can vary in each individual)

  • teaching the child appropriate ways to respond to unsettling situations

  • being a good role model in the way you handle your own anger

  • looking for any underlying causes of the anger

  • seeking professional assistance when angry outbursts don’t subside


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Sometimes our tempers run hotter as we begin preparing for the holidays. I know a lot of you are already starting to think about whose home you are going to or who is coming to your house, what we can and cannot talk about, etc. We can help prepare our children for these situations by helping them process their anger. I tell our students all of the time “YES, you can be mad and angry. Please do, it is a normal healthy emotion.” I also tell our students it is what we do and say in our anger that might cause us more problems. Please remind your students their teachers and I are available to them when they to catch their breath before they let their emotions get the best of them.



Classroom Guidance:

All of our students will be discussing what we are thankful for and how we can express our thankfulness to others. (especially to our parents)



Only a few more days to Thanksgiving Break- enjoy your break!!

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Campus Character Rings!

This week's weekly winner is.......GREEN RING!!!


The Rally store is open through the end of the weekend!! Get your gear before it's too late! Sweatshirts, long sleeve t-shirts, etc.

Parent Volunteers- NEW ONLINE FORMS!! SO EASY!!!

It has been such a huge Blessing to have so many volunteers up at the school partnering with us!! Thank you to each of you that have signed up so far!!


Each week you will see links to sign up sheets for particular activities!


Also, PLEASE SEE THE BACKGROUND FORM BELOW! It must be completed before you can volunteer! PLEASE PRINT AND RETURN TO THE FRONT OFFICE!

Who loves to cook?

Our genius hour cooking club is looking for a chef or someone who loves to cook to come a teach a lesson to our cooking club during genius hour one Friday. The kids would love it!!! If you are interested, please contact heather_moss@misd.gs.

Stage Decorating Help!

Mrs. Bass is looking for several volunteers to decorate the cafeteria stage the week of Nov. 26-30. We have Christmas trees and holiday decor to set up for December and the 5th-grade program. Please email lindsay_bass@misd.gs if you can help! Thank you!

What's happening in the library

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Check out an example of our morning Announcements

You can see them all posted on our campus youtube channel. We love that each of our students have the opportunity throughout the year to be "movie stars!"
https://youtu.be/GnE8kR-0DDU

Notes from Nurse Martin

Take Action to Prevent the Flu

- CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications

- Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits and missed work and school due to the flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.


Take Everyday Preventive Actions to Stop the Spread of Germs

- Avoid close contact with sick people

- While sick, limit contact with others as much as possible to keep from infecting them.

- If you are sick with flu-like illness, you must remain fever free for 24 hours (without the use of a fever-reducing medicine) before returning to school.

- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze

- Wash your hands often with soap and water

- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Germs are spread this way.

- Clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that may be contaminated.


For more information visit https://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/prevention.htm


MISD is looking for RN's, LVN's, EMT's or Paramedics to substitute at any one of our amazing campuses. Please contact judi.fiorenza@misd.gs for more information!

Upcoming Events at Baxter

Thursday, Nov. 8: Touch a Truck 6:30pm

Monday, November 12th: Thanksgiving Lunch


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PTO Newsletter

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What's for Lunch?!

2018-2019 School Calendar

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Upcoming Community Events

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